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PLUTEX® - Diamondback Moth Control

PLUTEX® registration for control of Diamondback Moth has been approved in Canada by the PMRA. This is important news as PLUTEX® offers growers a new and effective choice to control Diamondback Moth that does not impact the population of beneficial insects in the field while offering a new mode of action to actively manage potential resistance to current products being applied.

The active ingredient in PLUTEX® is a naturally occurring virus of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (PlxyGV). It is a highly selective pathogen of the diamondback moth. It infects larvae by ingestion and passage through the digestive organs. Baculoviruses, such as the active ingredient in this product, co-evolved with, and have only been found in, insects. Members of the genus Betabaculovirus, which includes PlxyGV, do not infect Hymenopteran pollinators (such as bees), parasitoids or insect predators such as praying mantis and ladybird beetles. No member of the virus family to which PlxyGV belongs has been found in vertebrates or plants and PlxyGV does not replicate in mammalian cells. Baculoviruses do not affect or infect fish, wildlife, humans or beneficial organisms.

PLUTEX® has a minimum 4-hour REI and 0 PHI, allowing the scheduling of workers for key tasks and timely harvest of produce. Similar to other virus products, PLUTEX® has excellent tank mix compatibility with most common registered crop protection products.

Andermatt Canada Inc. develops, produces and distributes products for Canadian agriculture, apiary and forestry. A member of the Andermatt Group based in Switzerland, Andermatt Canada is a leader in providing innovative solutions for growers.


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